Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We Are All Slaves, an interesting thought.

Just over a year ago I stumbled upon a blog on WordPress .com written by Gerry Spence who was born and educated in the small towns of Wyoming where he has practiced law for almost fifty-five years. Spence has spent his lifetime representing and protecting victims of the legal system from what he calls The New Slave Master: big corporations and big government. Gerry Spence has tried and won many nationally known cases, including the Karen Silkwood case, the defense of Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, and the defense of Geoffrey Fieger. He has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil case from 1969 to 2008.

 I feel it is interesting to see both the Tea party and the Wall Street Movement ridiculed and manipulated by politicians and the media for their own benefit and to marginalize their messages. Yes, we are slaves in that we have so little freedom in today's modern world. The combination of a constantly growing government and massive financial corporate giants are slowly removing our options. Much of our culture consists of people meeting their needs by filling the day with tweets and other bland fillers. After all that has happened only this would explain the lack of outrage!

Below is part of a post Spence published.  I urge you to pay particular attention to his line "With its endless propaganda the Moneyed Master has caused its slaves to believe they are free."

Pain, Protests and the People

U. S. Supreme Court has insured that the Moneyed Master can buy elections, and only the Master has such money. The democratic idea of government by the governed is a myth. One notes that the Republican party is so sensitive to its master’s power that it dare not suggest raising taxes on the Master –- not even an impoverished penny, much less plug the illegal loopholes through which the Master sucks the last of the life blood from the nation. All such slaves know that all power is vested in the Moneyed Master.
The current protests are curious news. But the media, both the printed and electronic, belong to the Moneyed Master. The people have no voice and their protesting voices on Wall Street and elsewhere are lost in the din of the growling, empty stomachs of children and the sounds of terror from a people who are crippled, not because their arms or legs have been severed, but because they can find no jobs. The Moneyed Master has closed its doors against the people and sits on its money like an old hen on rotten eggs. The people will not prevail. No, not now. The gluttony of the Master must first run uncontained like maddened rats in a cheese factory until the sky grows dark and the light of hope fades, and there remains only the sound of the Master’s gnashing teeth greedily devouring all but the faintest dreams of the people.
With its endless propaganda the Moneyed Master has caused its slaves to believe they are free.

The Gerry Spence Blog is located on WordPress .com, I want to point out that this line of thought dovetails with my take of "watch out for the military-industrial complex". While the military-industrial complex is still massive and evil we must now focus on our new worse enemy, in a nut shell, "WATCH OUT FOR THE GOVERNMENT-FINANCIAL COMPLEX". For more read the post below


Thanks for reading, please visit some of my newer posts!

1 comment:

  1. The term " middleclass" is a bigger and more destructive myth